The Walrus and the Carpenter is a poem written by Lewis Carroll. He included it in his book 'Through the Looking Glass', where Humpty Dumpty sings it to Alice (of Alice in Wonderland fame). The writer is said to have got his inspiration for the poem while staying in Whitby. I asked this musician if he would allow me to take his photo. Afterwards I confessed to him that I did so partly because of the sign behind his head.
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batalay (35149) 2014-05-22 19:40
I like the composition, the colors, and the engaging note, especially the poem by Lewis Carroll. I imagine you know that he Lewis Carroll, actually Charles Dodgson was a superb pioneer photographer and mathematical logician. I too would have made sure the sign would have been part of the photo. How did he respond to your remark?
saxo042 (37220) 2014-05-23 1:22
A very fine street capture with this funny sign. Did you tell him he would be on TE? I tried to find this place on Google street view but could not find it. However, I found that this was a very pleasant street with plenty of tourists so maybe he did well, sitting here playing is guitar.
Royaldevon (28341) 2014-05-23 7:38
Ha! Ha! Bev, I spent time looking for the walrus!
It's a delightful capture of mood and humour.
The details are crisp and the light looks as if it has been set up just for your shot.
My warm regards,
tyro (19734) 2014-05-23 16:09
This is another of your wonderful street scenes which you do so very well! Even although you have asked this musician for permission to take his photograph, yet he still looks quite relaxed and is playing his guitar and the photograph does not in the slightest appear "posed".
I can imagine that you were struggling a bit with the very strong light and contrasts here, but you have done very well as we can still see the man's features very clearly and, of course, we can read the sign above his head as clear as day!
A wonderful photograph with fine natural colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
P.S. Like Gunnar, I struggled for a while on Google maps and "walked" along Church Street several times and yet didn't actually manage to see this place. But Church Street itself looks fabulously interesting with dozens of interesting pubs and shops.
abmdsudi (41936) 2014-05-23 20:01
This is so good! a wonderful opportunity well grabbed catching the eye straightaway and the accompanying story, I love the juxtaposition and straight forwardness too no messing about. He is shy in a world of his own fully focus playing his guitar and there's a good sense of the way musician interacts. Tis is also about the charms in the good old days! the lovely blue & wealth of detail & textures just make it look so authentic and the processing - the brilliant light and rich colours- really work on this image. Fabs feel of olde worlde !
Great work, Congrats
holmertz (39467) 2014-06-17 8:35
Although there is no connection between the musician and the sign, the combination of the two is equivalent to 1+1=3. They both benefit from the other's presence. This is a nicely tight composition with a good atmosphere and a fine light.
Didi (56027) 2014-06-29 9:54
I am surprised, you changed your nockname
Very interesting scene under good lights ambiance
The artist is paying attention to his music
serp2000 (39248) 2014-07-21 5:06
I like this street scene, good compilation of the daily life photo and the famous poem in the note. Special thanks for the colors, I like this combination of the white guitar's deck and the blue door&frame. Very very attractive photo.